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Most popular social media for political and society news in Denmark 2019

In 2019, reading society and political news on social media was more popular with Danish local politicians when compared to the rest of the population. For both groups of respondents, Facebook was the most used source. In detail, 50.2 percent of the population had read news related to the society or politics within the past week, while this was the case for 86.9 percent of the local politicians. However, nearly 38 percent of the respondents from the population had not read any news on politics and society on social media during this period, in contrast to 11.3 percent of the respondents in the other group.

Which social media have you used to read about society and politics within the last week?

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

March 8-15, 2019

Number of respondents

2,031 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Furthermore 328 CAWI interviews with Danish local politicians in the period from March 13 to April 1, 2019

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Hvilke sociale medier har du brugt til at orientere dig om samfund og politik inden for den seneste uge?"

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